20 September 2020
    Govt urged Act on EU call
    THE Philippine government on Saturday was urged to address the European Parliaments concerns about the alleged abuses and the deteriorating human rights situation in the country amid warnings that ignoring these could lead to further job losses and the temporary suspension of the grant of trade preferences to the Philippines. The Associated Labor Unions (ALU) asked the government to take the right action and take more steps in addressing the issues raised by a resolution that was passed by the European Parliament on Sept. 16, 2020.
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    14 September 2020
    Workers want more secure bike lanes-DOLE survey
    More bike lanes on paved roads and paths, and more secured bike parking. Working Filipinos expressed these sentiments in a survey conducted by the Institute for Labor Studies, the research arm of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). With COVID-19 keeping most commuters away from public transport, the use of bicycle has emerged as a safe and convenient alternative mode of transport, ILS Executive Director Ahmma Charisma Lobrin-Satumba said as she presented to DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III the results of the perception survey they conducted on the use of a bicycle as a transport option for Filipino workers. The research is part of DOLEâs Bike-to-Work Project, which aims to assist workers in this time of pandemic by providing bicycles as a transport option or a livelihood opportunity.
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    10 September 2020
    Aminado ang Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) na maliit na bahagi lamang ng mga manggagawa na naapektuhan ng coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic ang nakatanggap ng ayuda mula sa kagawaran. Sa budget hearing ng Kamara, sinabi ni Labor Assistant Secretary Dominique Tutay na nasa 1 milyong manggagawa lamang na naapektuhan ng pandemiya, mula sa formal at informal sector ang naabutan ng tulong ng DOLE. Ito ay bagamat umabot sa 7.3 milyon katao ang napaulat na nawalan ng hanapbuhay noong Abril dahil sa epekto ng pandemiya.
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    4 September 2020
    TUCP urges govt to further analyze unemployment data
    The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) has urged the government to analyze further the unemployment data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), saying the quality of employment is extremely problematic. Following the PSA study that showed that the unemployment levels eased from an all-time high of 17.7 percent in April 2020 to 10 percent in July 2020, TUCP President Rep. Raymond Mendoza said that upon a closer look, the employment data reveals that the quality of employment is extremely problematic aside from the fact that 4.6 million workers unemployed is high and worrisome.
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    29 August 2020
    TUCP seeks ratification of Work in Fishing Convention
    MANILA, Philippines-The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) has called for the immediate ratification of International Labor Convention 188 or the Work in Fishing Convention. TUCP party-list Rep. Raymond Democrito Mendoza filed House Resolution 1152, calling on the Senate to ratify the convention to address exploitation and oppression of Filipino fishermen on both foreign and domestic commercial fishing vessels as well as put an end to illegal, unreported and unregulated work in commercial fishing. TUCP believes that ratification of the... convention is made urgent with numerous reports of Filipino fishermen being abandoned abroad and left to fend for themselves, Mendoza, chairman of the House committee for overseas workers affairs, said.
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    21 August 2020
    Labor group warns of job losses as lockdown hits small businesses
    MANILA-Some 4 million workers risk losing their jobs after the lockdown over Luzon is lifted because their small business employers may shut down or reduce their workforce, a labor group said on Tuesday. The Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines talked to many small and micro enterprises who said it would be difficult for them to go back to business because of huge losses, said its spokesman Alan Tanjusay. Wala silang kinita at wala silang income sa loob ng mahigit isang buwan kung kayat mapipilitan silang magsara o kaya ay significantly magbawas ng operation o magbawas ng manggagawa, Tanjusay added.
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